TYLER –– Eight American Southwest
Conference volleyball teams will come together this Friday and Saturday at UT
Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center for the second ASC Dig Pink Crossover
Challenge of the season. Through the Dig Pink campaign created by the Side-Out
Foundation, the competition will seek to promote breast cancer research.
The ASC Dig Pink Crossover Challenge
schedule features members of the West and East Division facing each other. Besides
UT Tyler, Concordia, Hardin-Simmons, Howard Payne, LeTourneau, Mary
Hardin-Baylor, McMurry and Texas-Dallas will be in action during the 12 matches
at the HPC this weekend. All matches count toward ASC standings.
Robyn Wood, mother of UT Tyler freshman player Emily Wood and a survivor of breast cancer, will be the Patriots' honorary coach during the tournament.
During the matches, players will be
wearing pink accessories incorporated into their uniform. In addition, all
coaches, team managers, athletics trainers, officials and table staff members
will be wearing a pink ribbon. The conference is also providing a Dig Pink
prize pack at each site, which includes a four-pack of tickets to the 2011 ASC
Volleyball Championship Tournament. The prize packs will go to the highest
bidder from a silent auction at the completion of each tournament. Donations
from fans will also be accepted.
All of the funds raised through gift
pack silent auction bids and donations will be presented on behalf of the
American Southwest Conference volleyball teams to The Side-Out Foundation.
The Side-Out Foundation is a
non-profit, charitable organization formed in 2004 that has provided over
$3,500,000 toward breast cancer research. Its name underscores the purpose of
the organization, to regain control over the opponent. Likewise in the war
against breast cancer, the foundation hopes to enable women and men affected
with the disease and regain control of their lives and live it to the fullest.
complimentary admission pass lists will be accepted during the ASC tournament.
ASC Dig Pink Crossover Challenge II
October 7-8, 2011
UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center
Friday, October 7
12:00 McMurry def. UT Tyler, 3-1
2:30 Texas-Dallas def. Howard Payne, 3-1
5:00 Texas-Tyler def. Hardin-Simmons, 3-2
7:30 Mary Hardin-Baylor def. Howard Payne, 3-0
12:00 Hardin-Simmons def. LeTourneau, 3-0
2:30 Mary Hardin-Baylor def. Concordia, 3-0
5:00 Texas-Dallas def. McMurry, 3-2
7:30 Concordia def. LeTourneau, 3-1
Saturday, October 8
10:00 Texas-Dallas def. Hardin-Simmons, 3-2
12:30 Texas-Tyler vs. Concordia
3:00 Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. Hardin-Simmons
5:30 Texas-Tyler vs. Howard Payne
10:00 McMurry def. Mary-Hardin-Baylor, 3-2
12:30 Howard Payne def. LeTourneau, 3-0
3:00 LeTourneau vs. McMurry
5:30 Texas-Dallas vs. Concordia